Originally Posted by psyclum
i would have saved $40 and gone with the V1000
it's DIFFICULT to push a high quality kilowatt unit to 110% load for any consistent amount of time
and it's IMPOSSIBLE to push that PSU of that caliber that hard with only "a couple" of video cards (even if you get a pair of 7990's which technically is 4 GPU's)
what it comes down to is you spent another $40 on a situation you will never face
Power supplies run at their most efficient when they are at about 50% load. I won't have trouble pulling 500W when I replace my GPU or buy another 670. I'm not looking to see how "hard" I can "push my PSU" I'm simply looking for a quality PSU for less than $200 with the lowest ripple
that I could find. The $40 difference for the V1000 doesn't make up for the ripple of that unit when you consider that the EVGA has a larger capacity, longer cables, better aesthetics (will match my PC very well) and a full ten year warranty
which is just insane. EVGA support won out this time. The CM has half the warranty, flat cabling (*which I said I wanted in OP but I actually just worked with a CM M2 on my friend's build yesterday and I find the flat cables to be awful
for wire management/aesthetics and airflow) and a looser voltage regulation than the EVGA. Not to mention CM's support doesn't stand a chance against EVGA's.
Originally Posted by ZBoneCapone
If you read his post, he said he got the EVGA because it had the lowest ripple. He never said that he would need the entire wattage. He spent $40 more on a better PSU, money well spent in my book.
Thanks for actually reading the thread. You, sir, are correct about my reasoning.
Originally Posted by psyclum
well... it's a "better" PSU no doubt, but is it $40 better?
the ripple of the V1000 is not "bad" by any standards. and at the amount of load he's going to put on the PSU (maybe 50% if he pushes the system so around 22mV) it hardly matters
i'm just saying, for all "practical" differences, he could have saved himself $40 on a slightly worse but still an excellent quality PSU by any standards. i mean if it was like $10 i might have said why not
but $40 is a nice chunk of change that can be applied to other components or accessories
What could I possibly improve in my PC with $40? I mean, you act like I have a $400 budget rig and I just put a 1000W PSU in it.. I have many expensive/top of line components and $40 is chump change in my PC - I'd like to provide the cleanest power possible and $40 isn't going to change my mind. I also have been considering running SLI 780's - add an OC'd 4770K and all the rest of my components and you can easily push ~800+ watts which would stress a lower wattage PSU a bit. You don't want to run a PSU at 90% capacity if you can help it - heat, noise, efficiency, longevity all go out the window. Ripple kills components over time and causes instability - when you push your components right to the very edge, it really does matter.
Originally Posted by Zillerella
Just corious. But why do you buy such a high wattage PSU, when you build dosent need more than 550 for that system. Even for SLI you don't need more than 750W. Just saying
Read up ^Edited by HairyGamer - 8/16/13 at 4:41am